MAMMOTH LAKES Mammoth Lakes was founded in the late 1800s as a mining town. Today the beauty of Mammoth Lakes attracts people from all over the world. Crystal Crag offers a dramatic backdrop to Twin Lakes, the first cluster of lakes that make up the Mammoth Lakes basin. Mammoth Lakes is equally spectacular in summer and winter. The geological wonders of the Devils Postpile and the beauty of Rainbow Falls draws people from all over the world to marvel in the beauty. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Yosemite National Park embraces a vast tract of scenic wildlands carved by water and glaciers. Its towering granite cliffs, rounded domes, and massive monoliths are surpassed only by its magnificent waterfalls. Yosemite Valley, known as “The Incomparable Valley” is the focal point of the Sierra Nevada. PACIFIC CREST TRAIL The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. It reveals the beauty of the desert, unfolds the glaciated expanses of the Sierra Nevada, travels deep forests, and provides commanding vistas of volcanic peaks in the Cascade Range. The trail symbolizes everything there is to love – and protect. JOHN MUIR TRAIL The John Muir Trail is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California that passes through Yosemite, Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks. The world famous 211 mile trail stretches from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States. EASTERN SIERRA John Muir, a naturalist, author, and explorer, was one of the catalysts for protecting the Sierra Nevada. He described the Sierra as “the most divinely beautiful of all the mountain chains.”